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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>7.0</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2006-08-30</date> 12<date>2006-08-30</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
135<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 135<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
136<body> 136<body>
137 137
138<p> 138<p>
139You can download the Universal Installation CD (and, if you want to, the 139You can download the Universal Installation CD (and, if you want to, the
140Packages CD as well) from one of our <uri 140Packages CD as well) from one of our <uri
141link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located 141link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
142in the <path>releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc64/installcd</path> directory; the Package 142the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory; the Package CDs
143CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc64/packagecd</path> 143are located in the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>packagecd</path> directory.
144directory.
145</p> 144</p>
146 145
147<p> 146<p>
148Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which 147Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which
149you can write on a CD-R. 148you can write on a CD-R.
234<tr> 233<tr>
235 <ti><c>video</c></ti> 234 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
236 <ti> 235 <ti>
237 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags: 236 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
238 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c>, <c>nvidiafb</c> 237 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c>, <c>nvidiafb</c>
239 or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and 238 or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and
240 refreshrate you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c> 239 refreshrate you want to use. For instance
241 . If you are uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly 240 <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are uncertain what to choose,
242 work. 241 <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
243 </ti> 242 </ti>
244</tr> 243</tr>
245<tr> 244<tr>
246 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 245 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
247 <ti> 246 <ti>
248 Disables level 3 cache on some powerbooks (needed for at least the 17'') 247 Disables level 3 cache on some powerbooks (needed for at least the 17")
249 </ti> 248 </ti>
250</tr> 249</tr>
251<tr> 250<tr>
252 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 251 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
253 <ti> 252 <ti>
349<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 348<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
350<body> 349<body>
351 350
352<p> 351<p>
353When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 352When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
354loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 353loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the vast
355vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may 354majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may not
356not auto-load the kernel
357modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 355auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of
358hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 356your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
357manually.
359</p> 358</p>
360 359
361<p> 360<p>
362In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for 361In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
363certain kinds of network interfaces): 362certain kinds of network interfaces):
389yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 388yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
390disk): 389disk):
391</p> 390</p>
392 391
393<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 392<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
394<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 393<comment>Activate DMA:</comment>
395<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 394# <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
395<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment>
396# <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
396</pre> 397</pre>
397 398
398</body> 399</body>
399</subsection> 400</subsection>
400<subsection id="useraccounts"> 401<subsection id="useraccounts">
465However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 466However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
466more recent than the one provided on the CD. 467more recent than the one provided on the CD.
467</p> 468</p>
468 469
469<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 470<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
470# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc64.xml</i> 471# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc64.xml</i>
471</pre> 472</pre>
472 473
473<p> 474<p>
474You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 475You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
475</p> 476</p>

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